Weekly recipe roundup 26
Weekly recipe roundup 26 will be somewhat barren, at least recipe wise.
I had an order for 24 lemon cupcakes come in, which normally would be groovy. They were requested to be vegan, which is something that I had not yet done. On Monday, I used two different recipes and did a batch of 6 for each. I went with the recipe that tasted the best . They were slightly too dense – which I put down to a mixture that wasn’t quite bubbly enough. The buttercream I really used, rather than using 100% butter, or in this case Pure margarine, was 50% Pure and 50% Trex. Trex is a vegetable fat which is similar to Crisco in the USA. I have seen pure Trex/ Crisco buttercream before, but they always seem to call for butter flavouring.
Lemon vegan cupcakes
You will find the recipe I ended up using over here. I haven’t done a specific buttercream recipe yet as it is pretty easy, however I will be doing one soon. They were not as hard to make as I had originally thought. I suspect that I was initially flummoxed over the lack of egg in the recipe. This will hopefully disappear as I make more vegan cakes and whatnot!
Lemon drizzle cake
Not the greatest image but I was getting a bit impatient to have a nibble 😂 More delicious lemon action going on here with a lemon and poppy seed drizzle cake. #BaTarts . . . . . . #cake #baking #lemon #bakersofinstagram #f52grams #eeeeeats #homemade #cakes #foodgawker #buzzfeedfood #thekitchn #poppyseedcake #feedfeed #feedfeedbaking #citruscake #poppyseed #foodblogfeed #foodblogger #discoverunder5k #undiscoveredbaker #bakingmood #cakestagram #foodcoma #bookofcake #f52bakingclub #foodblogging #lemons #lemondrizzle #loafcake
I had leftover lemons from the cupcakes so obviously, lemon drizzle cake was a contender. The recipe for the lemon drizzle cake can be found over here. I ended up sending half of this back with my brother so he could share it with his wife.
My middle brother came over for a couple of days, so I figured I should make one of his favourite puddings. Unfortunately, I did not get a chance to get a suitable image of the pudding, but you can find the recipe for it here.
Vanilla cake with strawberry filling
What we have here appears to be a vanilla cake with strawberry jam filling and vanilla frosting. Cake was rather heavy so trying to make things even without a cake spinning thing was irksome. First attempt though, so I can only improve 🤞 #BaTarts . . . . . . #cake #baking #bakersofinstagram #f52grams #eeeeeats #homemade #vanillacake #foodgawker #buzzfeedfood #strawberry #heresmyfood #feedfeed #feedfeedbaking #buttercream #vanilla #strawberryjam #buttercreamcake #foodblogfeed #foodblogger #discoverunder5k #undiscoveredbaker #cakeporn #bakingmood #cakestagram #foodcoma #bookofcake #cakestagram #f52bakingclub #foodblogging
I used the Victoria sponge recipe, but increasing the ingredients required. I ended up using 400 g of flour, butter, sugar and as near to that in eggs as I could get. This turned out to be around about six medium eggs and one large egg. The jam filling turned out to be an entire jam jar’s worth ( 370 g). As to the buttercream, I have no clue how much I ended up using. I went through so many bags of icing this week it all became a bit of a muddle. Making a guess, I used a one kilogram of icing sugar and 250 grams of butter and 250 grams of Trex, with a suitable amount of vanilla essence.
I still have three lemons left over from last week, so I will be making an auxiliary lemon drizzle cake soon. So that wraps up the baking that I did last week. I made a few purchases too, including: new piping nozzles, disposable piping bags and some Wilton food colouring paste. Things that I should get soon will be a cake decorating turntable and some smoothers. This was made abundantly clear when I decorated the cake over the weekend – it was certainly too heavy to turn easily! That rounds up the weekly recipe roundup 26!